MacroTraveller was in Delhi to attend Motorola India #HelloEntertainment Moto E5 and E5 Plus launch. Motorola India launched the Moto E5 family of phones at an honestly fancy, “Box Office” themed event. The perfect spot of the theme was that phones are our primary source of entertainment, and that battery life was the biggest constraint to a life of endless entertainment. With the Moto E5 and E5 Plus, Motorola aims to fix this by offering some of the biggest batteries in their respective price brackets. The Moto E5 retails at Rs 9,999 and the Moto E5 Plus at Rs 11,999.
Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan as ambassador unveiled the Moto E5 Smartphones.
This time, Lenovo-owned Motorola seems to have focused on making the ideal phone for those who are always on the move and need entertainment on the go (Just like MacroTraveller). As a result, the Moto E5 Plus comes with a massive 5000 mAh battery and the Moto E5, with its 4000 mAh battery. Motorola claims the Moto E5 Plus can last through 18 hours of nonstop video viewing while the Mote E5 can support 16 hours of the same activity. Both phones come with a 10-watt Rapid Charger. All of which should thrill today’s multimedia consuming generation.
Let’s see how the phones fare in other areas.
The Moto E5 has a 6.0-inch body and a 5.7 inch IPS LCD with a display resolution of 1440 x 720. It runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425, a quad-core processor with Adreno 308 GPU for graphics. For storage, the Moto E5 relies on its inbuilt 16 GB ROM and 2 GB RAM which, in today’s times, is inadequate. It’s a dual-SIM smartphone and is compatible with 4G LTE and VoLTE networks in India. Other connectivity features include GPS/A-GPS, FM Radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, micro USB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone port.
The Moto E5 Plus, if one goes by what the name suggests, should have much more than the Moto E5 but doesn’t… the upgrade, at a 3 GB RAM, is minuscule. It has a 6.2-inch body, and its 6 inch IPS LCD has a display resolution of 1440 x 720. The Moto E5 Plus races on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430, an octa-core processor with Adreno 505 GPU for graphics. Both phones support a memory expansion slot, which can be expanded up to 128 GB. In both, the fingerprint sensor is moved to the rear of the phone and intelligently hidden behind the Motorola logo dimple. The display area for both follows the modern 18:9 aspect ratio.
Now, let’s talk about Camera!
Moto E5 has a 13 MP, f/f2.0 rear camera with LED flash and Phase Detection Autofocus, which supports HDR, Panorama, Manual Mode, Burst Shot, Best Shot, QR code/Barcode Scanner, Slo-motion mode and Video Stabilisation. The video shooting mode is supported up to 1080 at 30 fps. The front selfie shooter is a 5 MP camera with a Selfie Flash.
Moto E5 Plus, Motorola drops one MP but consolidates it with a bigger 1.25um pixels sensor against the Moto E5’s 1.12um sensor. Don’t be fooled by the two modules behind the phone — that’s not a dual camera, it’s the laser module for laser autofocus. It would have been great if the Plus model had a dual camera setup as per modern needs.
Reliance Jio Offer!
There is an exclusive-for-Amazon offer on both Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus from Reliance Jio. Existing and new Jio prepaid subscribers will have to enroll for Jio Prime membership, following which they can avail 130GB of additional 4G data upon select recharges, for a maximum of 13 recharges or 1.2TB additional collective data. The offer expires on August 31.
The Moto E5 is priced at Rs. 9,999 in India, and it already available for purchase from Moto Hub stores as well as through Amazon.in, Flipkart, and Paytm Mall online stores. The Moto E5 Plus is now available across Motorola’s offline stores in India, called Moto Hubs, and on the e-commerce platform Amazon.in.